Teenage and Young adult Hip Dysplasia and Impingement.

The team!:-)

We are constantly asked about our team, so here you go!

We are a team made up of volunteers who are all passionate about raising awareness of Hip Dysplasia and Impingement, alongside supporting others. 

Hannah- HappyHip's Founder

This is Hannah. Hannah is the Founder of HappyHips. She Founded HappyHips in 2010 when she was really struggling to cope with the challenges of having Hip Dyplasia as a Teen and she was also facing a Total Hip Replacement. She works tirelessly to keep HappyHips running smoothly and tries to keep everyone happy as much as possible all of the time. Hannah is currently also balancing her work at HappyHips with her Degree Studies at University but every spare moment is dedicated to HappyHips. We are always shocked by her speedy responses, as she has now set up her phone to receive HappyHips updates as well.

Ruqayyah- Assistant Manager


This is Ruqayyah and she is our Chief Moderator and our Area Manager for the South of the United Kingdom. Ruqayyah helped Hannah (above) to set up HappyHips in 2010 and has been there eversince. Ruqayyah is a wonderful member of the HappyHips Team who also suffers from Hip Dysplasia herself and had a Hip Replacement as a Teen. She has battled with the challenges Hip Dysplasia causes amazingly well and loves being able to support others by sharing her own experiences. When Hannah is absent in meetings or on Annual Leave Ruqayyah is left in charge and runs everything perfectly. She can always be relied upon. She too is studying for her degree at University and spends a large proportion of her spare time completing HappyHips work. 


Hayley is kept very busy welcoming and supporting any members from the North of the United Kingdom. Hayley is a shining light in HappyHips and a great inspiration to all with her passion for competing in Boxing matches in her local area. She is also currently studying alongside a part time job and balances HappyHips into her free time.  


Frankii and Hannah first met when they were both in their first year at Cardiff University. Frankii is currently in her final year of an English Literature degree and has been an asset to the HappyHips team over the last few years. Frankii originally joined the team in 2013 after which she took a short break to concentrate on her studies  before rejoining the team in January 2015. Frankii predominately prepares all of our newsletters and marketing material.  


One Hip World Team

One Hip World (OHW) is an organisation that aims to build a community for the world of people with Hip Dysplasia, by encouraging a kind, loving and supportive atmosphere that strengthens others in their fight, and to make the world of Hip Dysplasia just a little bit `smaller'. At the same time they aim to empower those affected by Hip Dysplasia by helping them control the overwhelming feelings of helplessness, hopelessness and frustration. All of this is achieved while simultaneously raising astonishing amounts of money for IHDI. Togethwe we will, Together we can!!!

We are now thrilled to announce that HappyHips has joined forces with OHW and from now on will be their ‘Teenage and Young Adult Hip Advocate’. This is a great privilege to be given and all of the HappyHips Team are extremely excited to be working with such an amazing community. We can't wait to see what the future brings us all, as one big team.